“Enigmatic” Bishop of Shanghai Dies

The controversial bishop of Shanghai’s state-run Catholic Church, Aloysius Jin Luxian, died on Saturday at age 96. Didi Kirsten Tatlow of The New York Times reports that hundreds of people attended his funeral on Monday,...

Church and State Divide

Paul Mooney writes about increasingly tense relations between Beijing and the Vatican, with China ordaining bishops this past year in defiance of the Pope: “It’s a very sensitive time,” said a scholar in Hong...

Vatican Rejects China Unilateral Ordination

The Vatican has again rejected the ordination of a Chinese Bishop as illegitimate. From the Vancouver Sun: Paul Lei Shiyin was ordained as bishop on June 29, in a move the Holy See said was divisive and looked set to dampen...

Vatican Denounces China for Bishop Ordination

Last Saturday, the government-backed Patriotic Chinese Catholic Association ordained a bishop without the consent of the Vatican, and today Pope Benedict XVI responded. From AP: Pope Benedict XVI learned of the ordination of...




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